Adventure Hotel Hof in Öræfi is located in one of the most beautiful and extraordinary regions in Iceland, often referred to as „Sveitin milli sanda“, which loosely translates as „The Land Between the Sands“.

  • Mountain view
  • Glacier View
  • Near Skaftafell
  • Near the glacier lagoon


Parking Free public parking is available
Food & Drink Restaurant
Internet Free WiFi is available in all areas
Service Room Service
Baggage Storage
General Kid-friendly
Smoke-free property
Family Rooms


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Awards 2020 - 2021

Hotels.com Award 2021 Hotels.com Award 2020 Booking.com 2021 Award Clean & Safe 2021 Travelmyth featured in the accessible 2021 Travelmyth Extra Health & Safety measures 2021 Travelmyth Featured in the Dog-Friendly category 2021 Travelmyth Featured Romantic Hotel 2021

Built on an Old Foundation

Adventure Hotel Hof is, along with the old turf church Hofskirkja, located in the central region of Öræfasveit, encompassed with captivating surroundings. Parts of the hotel are in buildings that were originally used as stables and barns for sheep but have been transformed into a comfy country hotel with modern touches that provides personal service to its visitors. When inside there is not much remaining of the original purpose of the buildings but it gives an authentic country vibe to the hotel. The interior welcoming with modern touches here and there, which offer a warm and comfortable stay. This dramatic change in the appearance of the buildings, further emphasizes the great change that has been made, from farming and taking care of sheep, to providing quality service to travelers from all over the world. In total, the Adventure Hotel Hof has 45 rooms. Upon arrival, the Reception house greets you with a cosy lounge and spacious restaurant. These spaces are communal and have free WiFi internet access. The private rooms in the guesthouse are decorated amply with various artwork. In addition to the 17 rooms located in the old barn, we have 16 rooms in an extension behind the old barn. We then have 4 cottages which have 8 rooms in total. Each cottage has 2 rooms and 1 bathroom between the rooms. Additionally, we have 6 rooms in the old school house, known as the parliament building.


Food and drink

In our bistro, you can enjoy breakfast and evening meals made from pure and fresh locally sourced ingredients. We offer both fish and meat courses and a vegetarian/vegan option for our guests. Please check at the reception for more information regarding the menu of the day. We also offer the option of serving wine, beer and soda with dinner. Guests can order a packed lunch for hikes and sightseeing. Please note that if you wish for a packed lunch you need to place an order the evening before.


Our rooms include made-up beds, towels and complimentary tea/coffee. We have a restaurant which serves breakfast from 8:00-9.30 and dinner from 18.00 – 20.30 all year round. Our restaurant service is currently conditioned as the restaurant is only opened on selected dates. Please consult our Front Desk to know if it will be available closer to your arrival date and to check for nearby alternatives. In the main building, we have 17 rooms, 7 of which has shared facilities with access to two shared bathrooms. While the remaining 10 rooms each have a private bathroom. In the building located behind the main building, we have 16 rooms which all have private facilities.

Room types available:

Double or twin room with private bathroom
Double with shared bathroom
Triple room with private bathroom
Triple room with shared bathroom
Family room with private bathroom
Single room with private bathroom
Single room with a shared bathroom


Based on 5 reviews

Adventure Hotel Hof

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Reviewed on August 15, 2021 by slam0626 Review from TripAdvisor

I’ve been on a road trip staying at a different place every night and this hotel is by far my favorite one so far.
They upgraded me to a room that has a private bathroom!!
It exceeded my expectations and the room was fantastic. One of my windows had rolladens!! Breakfast was fantastic!!
I would definitely stay here again!!

Reviewed on August 02, 2020 by Yiran Mao Review from Google Reviews

I absolutely love my stay here. The room might not be huge but highly functional and cleanly laid out with beautiful colour selection for the blanket and furniture, so it makes a very cosy stay for my next morning's glacier walking. Ah, yes, this place is at a super convenient location for that purpose, which was the initial reason I choose it, but it definitely went way beyond my expectations. The breakfast bag was super sweet and delicious 😋

Reviewed on March 15, 2020 by Haley Jagarwal Review from Google Reviews

Great place to stop and rest for the night. Amazing views

Reviewed on March 06, 2020 by Christian Schernthaner Review from Google Reviews

Except for the lobby and entrance area it feels like a hostel. We stayed in a separate building. The noise level was like in a tent. The location itself is awesome with stunning views of the surrounding area. The quality of dinner (not included) was good.

Reviewed on March 04, 2020 by Lesley Wylie Review from Google Reviews

A delightful surprise after day one of our two day tour. The food and service was wonderful and the rooms were very clean and well appointed. The skyrocketing cake was perfection!


Check-in time is from 16:00, and check-out time is by 11:00.

The reception will be attended until 21:00, but even if you arrive later than this time, you will find your key together with an explanatory letter on the reception desk.

Breakfast is served in the restaurant from 08:00 to 09:30 every day.

The dinner is served between 18:00 and 20:00. Our restaurant service is currently conditioned as the restaurant is only opened on selected dates. Please consult our Front Desk to know if it will be available closer to your arrival date and to check for nearby alternatives.

No. The hotel does not provide kitchen facilities to our guests. However, we do have a restaurant on-site open between 17:30 and 20:30. Please contact our Front Desk if you wish to book a table.

The hotel is a great place to spy the Northern Lights as there isn’t much light pollution.

Hofskirkja Church

This is the last turf church built in the old Icelandic architectural style. Located just two minutes away from the hotel, Hofskirkja Church is one of six remaining churches in Iceland that are preserved as historical monuments. 

Ingólfshöfði Nature Reserve

Located near Hof, Ingólfhöfði is a high cliff formation on the south-east coast of Iceland. The headland is the residence for nesting seabirds such as puffins, fulmars, razorbill, and common murres. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Skaftafell Nature Reserve

Located just a ten-minute drive from Hof, Skaftafell is a hiker’s paradise, situated within Vatnajökull National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area reveals superb views of Hvannadalshnjúkur, Iceland’s highest peak, and the country’s largest valley glacier. 

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Located a 30-minute drive from the hotel, this is the most dramatic glacier lagoon in Iceland. In the summertime, take a boat ride on Jökulsárlón and sail among bobbing icebergs, originating from Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier.

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